Primary schools celebrate

A total of 63 schools recently took part in the Shropshire Homes School Sport Summer Festival Games, the culmination of months of competition for students.

More than 750 youngsters took part in the day of competition in Shrewsbury, where activities included arrows archery, boccia, cycling, dodgeball, mini tennis, new age kurling, orienteering, rounders, tri-golf, kwik cricket, and sportshall athletics.

The festival began with an opening ceremony featuring entertainment from Shrewsbury High Prep School’s rock band, and Longlands Singing Club from Market Drayton.

The Spirit of the Games award, for the area which best demonstrated the six School Games values – determination, passion, respect, honesty, self-belief and teamwork – went to the Telford & Wrekin Burton Borough area.

Two local sporting champions; Paralympic wheelchair racer Deborah Johnson, and GB U19 handball star Jaymie Kerr were also on hand to provide support and motivation.

For more details about the School Games programme, see energizestw.org.uk.

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